University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Overview


Acceptance Rate
73%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
ACT Score Range
23 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$17,765
Average Salary in 10 Years
$52,500

Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is a large public school part of the University of Wisconsin System system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 9,705 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 73.4%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, and Psychology. 71% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $40,100.

Map


About


🗺 1725 Streetate Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
State Wisconsin
🌐www.uwlax.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
ACT Score Range
23 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting ACTs
99%

Admissions


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has around 6,723 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 43% decide to enroll at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 6,723 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 143 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 70 men.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse's acceptance rate is 73.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 69.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 76.6%.

Applicants


Who applies to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
Number of Applicants
6,723
Number of Applicants per Spot
3
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Acceptance Rate
73.4%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
69.0%
Female Acceptance Rate
76.6%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Admissions Yield
43%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Male Admissions Yield
66%
Female Admissions Yield
28%

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
71%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
69%
Women Graduation Rate
71%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$15,093
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$17,765
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$23,971
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$15,302
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$23,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$245
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
80%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
56%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse you can visit www.uwlax.edu/finaid/.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $23,971
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $15,302
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse students, on average, make $52,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.0%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Median Earnings of Students from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Wisconsin - La Crosse? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.2x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
19
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$80,806
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
92%
Undergrads
9,705
Total Students
10,548
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
4%
Students over 25
4%
Student Median Household Income
$64,374
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
56%
of undergraduates
Men
44%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students
1%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse study?
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  5. Psychology
Approximately 64% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
83%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
50%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has a retention rate of 83% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
486
5% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has around 486 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Wisconsin - La Crosse as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in La Crosse, Wisconsin


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
268
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
56
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Wisconsin


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Wisconsin tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 47% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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